“Ayesiga Steven, the dedicated security guard at Kigezi Health Centre III in Mirya Sub County, Masindi district, tragically lost his life due to poisoning following a distressing burglary while on duty,” reported ugreports.com.
The 42-year-old resident of Bigando Cell, Masindi Municipality, was pronounced dead at Masindi General Hospital, leaving behind a grieving family.
Ayesiga had cooperated with Masindi Central Police Station, providing a statement after the theft of 10 bales of mosquito nets on the night of December 8th.
According to Mabyala Muhammad, the secretary of Kigezi Village, Ayesiga took drastic measures out of fear of police detention.
“In the process of arresting him, he took poisonous substances, and this prompted us to take him to the hospital for medication,” explained Muhammad.
“My husband has been battling with ulcers and stomach complications; he told me that he was so stressed before he died,” she shared, highlighting the personal struggles Ayesiga endured.
Basemera Margret, Ayesiga’s mother, attributed her son’s untimely demise to stress and called for government compensation, connecting it to the missing mosquito nets.
“Ayesiga Steven leaves behind three children,” emphasized the report. At the time of reporting, his lifeless body remained at Masindi General Hospital mortuary, pending a postmortem examination.
Julius Allan Hakiza, the Albertine regional police spokesperson, confirmed the incident but was unable to provide further details due to a prior engagement.
Each bale contained 40 nets, part of the 161 bales, along with coartem and malaria testing kits, stolen in Masindi district.
Sanon Dhaala, the deputy resident district commissioner for Masindi, addressed the situation, stating that the mosquito nets, stored at various health centers, would be distributed on the upcoming Saturday. The community awaits further updates and resolutions in the wake of this unfortunate incident.